The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/29/2022

Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate, we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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FALSE Claim via Viral Image: Fluctuating Georgia U.S. Senate runoff vote count is evidence of election fraud.

Politifact rating: False (Because of human error, The Associated Press briefly provided incorrect election results to news outlets in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff. It’s not evidence of election fraud.)

Human error caused brief misreporting of Georgia U.S. Senate runoff results

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The Atlantic published a story calling Muslim Americans White Supremacists.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Story)

Fact Check: Atlantic Magazine Did NOT Run ‘Cover Story’ Linking Muslim Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, To White Supremacists

TRUE Claim via Social Media: A restaurant space previously leased by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., as Shooters Grill later became a Mexican restaurant.

Snopes rating: True

Was Lauren Boebert’s Shooters Grill Replaced by a Mexican Restaurant?

FALSE Claim by vancouvertimes.org: Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal arrested for child porn

Lead Stories rating: False (Unlabeled satire. The Vancouver Times has since labeled it correctly)

Fact Check: Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal Was NOT Arrested For Child Porn

Vancouver Times Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Musk has decided Trump Jr. will be his replacement as CEO of Twitter.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim is inaccurate. Musk has not announced any successor to the position.)

FACT CHECK: IS DONALD TRUMP JR. TAKING OVER AS TWITTER CEO?

FALSE (International: India): Video shows Rahul Gandhi talking about a pump that pumps out money.

The Quint rating: False

Video of Rahul Gandhi Talking About ‘Pump Generating Money’ Is Clipped!

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